MPP is the guy that lives down the block that the kids throw rocks at his windows and he comes out cursing them in his wife beater and sweatpants that he seems to wear everyday.
The self proclaimed “Queen of Crime”, formerly known as Phillipe Caufield has always lived by his wits. For several years he was the boy-toy of a powerful Greek smuggler, until the fateful day his sugar daddy tried to have him killed. After surviving the attempted assassination, he managed to hack into his ex-lover’s swiss bank account and hire his own band of thugs to blow up Daddy’s yacht. With unlimited resources and a band of mercenaries at his disposal he decides to relocate to Alternative City where became the arch enemy of Otis Wonder.
Boogaloo is one of those guys that’s right on the cusp of being a criminal but never gets caught. He does what he has to do to survive. Aside from being a snappy dresser, he also has a jones for 60’s soul music and rib tips. He’s seen frequently in and around Luther’s rib shack where he’ll pick up a large order while he unloads a couple of Rolex knockoffs. When Otis Wonder needs some info about what’s on the streets, Boogaloo is his man.
Steel Boy was the first successful experiment by Professor Gepettus who would later create the Flamester. In reality he was just a stepping stone in the process of creating a synthetic human. After his creation in 1942 he was recruited by the armed forces to fight the Nazis. After several years leading the war effort along side Golden Boy and the Flamester he was decommissioned in 1950 and put into storage.
Andre Tobias was just your typical teenager whose life consisted mostly of parties, girls and video games, until fate took control of his life. Shortly after his 18th birthday, Andre began to suffer violent attacks that began with him sweating, shaking and losing his temper and ended with him in jail. Andre never knew his parents and was raised by his aunt, so this led him to question her about hereditary conditions that his parents may have had. When pressed for an answer his aunt told him that he had been abandoned by his parents because he was cursed. The next day she moved out without a word and was never seen again.
Andre desperate for an answer, tracks down his paternal grandfather in hope that he can explain his dilemma. Grandpa Tobias explains to him the history of his family which is of Gullah Geechee decent. It seems that grandpa’s dad while visiting New Orleans from his native Georgia had incurred the ire of a voodoo priest by stealing away the affections of a woman they both desired. As a parting gift, the priest cursed their family declaring that every third generation if a male child is born he will transform into a creature that is half man & half cat. Hearing this revelation causes Andre to suffer an attack and undergo his first transformation into The Leopard. Grandpa too undergoes the transformation and the two fight. Andre easily kills the older leopard and his last words were “thank you”. Andre is arrested for the murder of his grandfather and after he transforms in a jail cell and a video camera records his escape the Feds are called in. Enter CHAMPS, looking to add to their growing number of super-humans and the rest is history.
Michael Loach’s family is pretty well off. Not rich, but doing better than most of the families in our hood. He’s pals with Moochie (day 9) and P.W. (whom we haven’t met yet).The three boys are friends out of necessity as much as anything else. The jocks won’t talk to them and the thugs want to beat them up, so their strength is in numbers. In this case the number is three. Here’s a shot of Loach enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, getting greasy food from the chicken joint on the corner.
Brenda Jenkins was a shy bookish girl with low self esteem. Tired of the cruel taunts showered upon her by her co-workers, she visits the shop of Madame Felucca, a practitioner of Obeah, a type of sorcery practiced in the west indies. At her wit’s end Brenda begs Madame F to give her strength and confidence and proclaims that she would pay any price to achieve these goals including her very soul. In an effort to oblige her client, Felucca performs a ritual involving the dreads of an Obeah woman that was known for her powerful spells. During the ritual the woman’s dreads and Brenda’s hair merge and become one.
The effect on Brenda was immediate. She went to work the next day, told everyone off and quit her job. Days later she began to notice physical changes as well. Not only was her strength increasing tenfold, but she discovered that she could move her hair which was now very long just by thinking about it. Eventually she could not only move it but also increase the mass making it a deadly weapon. She was soon discovered by CHAMPS (see day 2) and added to their roster of heros for hire.